Things learned in last night's 'newborn essentials' class:
1 - Papa Bear learned how to change a diaper. Hooray!
2 - Apparently, that hair dryer I haven't touched in almost a decade (but for some reason have been unable to convince myself to dispose of) might actually be able to pull it's weight now in that it can be used, apparently, to calm a fussy baby.
3 - There ARE actually women out there who are MORE pregnant than me. I had begun to doubt that fact, but it's true. Also? That there really IS a huge difference between a 28-week belly and a 36-week belly. Huge. Difference.
4 - Disappointingly, depite thousands of years of civilization and our ability to put men on the moon and rovers on mars, there is still only one reliable way to get a newborn baby's temperature. And yes, it still involves vaseline, if you get my drift. Sure, later there are other options, but not for the newborn.
For those that might someday like this to go back to being a knitting blog:
Baby Kimono from Mason Dixon Knitting in Cotton Ease (old skool) 'Popsicle' ** (see? I do still knit.) and Buggy pants sewn by moi. Baby pants, it turns out, are addictively easy, so expect to see more of this sort of sewing project on here. I have a fabric stash that - while nowhere near as aggressive as the fiber/yarn stash - has the potential to scare the uninitiated. Next we learn how to install snaps on these puppies for easy diapering access.
Oh, and just for the record:
This is 14 wks vs. 20 weeks vs. 32 weeks, that last being four weeks ago. Maybe I can enlist some help this weekend to get some 36 week belly shots in slightly more interesting settings. Like....say.....MA S&W out in Cummington? Belly + sheep = giggles.
Who's going? C'mon, fess up. Inquiring minds want to know.
**OK, and can we just take a moment or two to contemplate all the reasons that this outfit in this yarn is impractical and inadvisable for most human beings? Seriously. Think about it.